David Brailsford

Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years; Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur; Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol; WADA suspends the accreditation of the Bloemfontein Laboratory; Vuelta announces wildcard teams; The team tipping point theory; Dave Brailsford: ‘Leicester City triumph is just a […]

Brailsford on Tiernan-Locke. ‘He didn’t cheat with us, he cheated before he got here’

Team Sky Principal Dave Brailsford has insisted that his team’s image will not suffer as a result of the biological passport finding against team rider Jonathan Tiernan Locke, who was handed a two year ban on Thursday. “I think the way that we have dealt with it has been good. It is quite clinical and […]

The tactic behind relinquishing yellow: Nibali willingly hands lead to Gallopin

It’s the most cherished prize in cycling but, as the old saying goes, sometimes when you love something you have to set it free. Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana team weighed things up, thought things out and decided to relinquish the grip on the yellow jersey the Italian had held since he won stage two […]

Brailsford says Porte and Team Sky ready to grab opportunities

Sky principal Dave Brailsford has said that the new team Tour leader Richie Porte is eager to seize the chance he has been given and to lead the team in search of a yellow jersey in Paris. The team had originally entered the Tour with defending champion Chris Froome as designated leader and with Porte […]